Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Interview and $25 Gift Card Giveaway: Soul Seduction by Lori Toland


Original Title:  Soul Seduction
Author:  Lori Toland
Publisher:  Loose Id LLC
Published Date:  November 28th 2011
Genre:  Erotica, Urban Fantasy



BOOK DESCRIPTION

Ashlee Bennett has her priorities straight. Fighting demons is at the top of the list until she meets her sexy neighbor, Luke Byrne. Even though he is human, she can't stop dreaming about his buff body and sexy grin, until her dreams turn to nightmares.

Her world is turned upside down when Luke follows her one night but instead of being afraid, he is only more determined to stand beside her and fight. Ashlee knows she needs to keep her distance from Luke, not just to protect her virginity but her heart as well. But Luke may be the only one who can save her from the night, and her dreams.

EXCERPT

He looked as good as he did every time I saw him, except now he wore a green polo shirt. His grin held little apology as he said, “Sorry.”

He wasn’t being insincere, just mischievous. It reminded me of grade school when Bobby used to pull my hair and then apologize when I cried. “It’s all right,” I said, spying what was inside his bag. “Went grocery shopping?”

“I picked up a few things,” he said amicably, but then a silence stretched out between us. I got my key out, wanting to say so much more but not knowing where to start. “I see you did too.”

Oh my God. I covered up the side of my bag, even though I knew he’d already seen the big yellow rooster with Cocks-A-Lot emblazoned on the side. I really had to have a word with Terry about his packaging. “Uh, yeah.” Way to go. You’re really wowing him with the witty commentary.

He shifted his bag to dig for his house key. “So what’s in the bag?”

“I don’t really know,” I said slowly as my cheeks heated. Luke raised his eyebrow. “My friend owns the shop, and he was just getting rid of some stuff.”

“That’s great,” he said. “Would you like to try those out with me?”


PLEASE NOTE:  THE FOLLOWING EXCERPT IS R – RATED AND CONTAINS ADULT LANGUAGE AND SITUATIONS


“I can’t just leave,” I protested as the cool evening air hit me. “I came with a friend.”

He rounded on me, and I nearly ran into him. “You mean your boyfriend? Do you want to stay with him? Just say the word, Ash.”

The possessive tone in his voice ticked me off. “What the hell, Luke? I don’t even know you, and you’re acting like you fucking own me.” But even as I said the words, I wanted him to grab me, hold me, and take me however he wanted. My lust for him clouded my ability to say no.

“Ash,” he said gruffly, “all I think about is having you.” He moved forward as he spoke, and I stepped backward, keeping my distance until my back met a wall. I knew my control around him was shot to hell, and I couldn’t trust myself. He snaked his hand into my hair and roughly grabbed the strands. He angled my head so I couldn’t look away. If I were able to breathe, I would have hyperventilated.

“Don’t.” My plea sounded weak, and I doubted he even heard me.

“I can’t help myself,” he said and kissed me gently. It was the lightest of pressure on my lips, until he coaxed them apart. When my tongue met his, I was tentative at first, but Luke took charge and claimed my mouth.

I was strong enough to pull away, to tell him no and kick him in the nuts if he didn’t stop. But I didn’t want to. I let myself drown in his kisses. I was so wrapped up in what he was doing to me with his mouth, I barely noticed he had lifted me up and held me against the concrete wall.

He settled his hips between my legs and rocked them, pressing his cock against my clit. The only thing keeping him from fucking me was the thin barrier of our jeans. I spiraled higher, and my pussy clenched, desperate to have him inside me.

He pulled his lips away from mine, and my vision whited out. My clit pulsed faster and faster, and I accidentally banged the back of my head against the hard concrete wall as every muscle in my body tensed.

I shook from the intensity of my climax, my teeth grinding together. He leaned in and kissed me, claiming my mouth with his tongue again. Then he broke our kiss and whispered, “You are mine, Ash. Don’t doubt for a second that I will own you. All of you.”

I quivered, my lips parting, ready for more. I felt like we were frozen in time, and I would have spent forever there, memorizing his face.

INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR LORI TOLAND

CEO by day, erotic romance writer by night, Lori Toland lives in Orlando where the summers are hot but the romance between her characters is even hotter. Writing since the tender age of 13, Lori somehow finds time to play video games and watch movies while taking care of her beloved cats and a husband who will forever be her hero.

Author Websites:
  • http://loritoland.com/
  • http://loritoland.livejournal.com/

So, let's start the interview with this interesting author.

Q: Is there an inspiration behind why you chose writing?

I always loved to read. My aunt (a teacher) taught me to read from a very young age. But I also loved to create my own worlds so writing was a natural progression.

Q: When you were little, what did you want to be when you "grew up"?

I wanted to be a doctor. But eight years of med school is a pain in the ass. My hat is off to people who spend that long in school!

Q: Finish the sentence- one book I wish I had written is....

All the books I’ve written. I enjoy the worlds I create, otherwise I wouldn’t create them.

Q: What are your current literary works?  Any sneak peaks?

The Replacement Guitarist and Home For The Holidays (m/m erotic romance), Trust In Me (m/m erotic romance) and Soul Seduction (m/f erotic PNR/UF). My current release coming up from Loose Id is The Long Con, which is about a British SOCA agent that is following a missing Fabergé egg. He falls in love with a Mafia man who is about to get conned by a group of grifters. I have to warn you, this new book is VERY HOT. 

Q: If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?

Hmm, I think I wrote a story like this. I would definitely head back to the past and see my family again. I lost three grandparents, my mom, my aunt and a cousin in the space of two years.

Q: If you could be one of the Greek Gods, which would it be and why?

OMG, ask me a harder question! I don’t know. Maybe Ares. There’s a very fine line between love and war.

Q: Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.

Luke is a hot, sexy British hero. Enough said. :-)

Q: Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.

Meeting fans. I just had a wonderful experience here meeting with a book club and I meet current fans and new fans. It was awesome.

Q: What's one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors?

Never give up! Keep writing and don’t ever stop.

Q: If you could jump in to a book, and live in that world, which would it be?

The Replacement Guitarist. I want to be a rockstar J

Q: If someone wrote a book about your life, what would the title be?

Don’t Try This At Home

Q: What is your favorite scene in the book and why do you love it?

When Luke and Ashlee wake up together after the party and the rest of that scene. It’s way hot. I love the way Ashlee is having a moment and screaming at Luke and he just remains calm as can be.

Q: What TV show/movie/book do you watch/read that you'd be embarrassed to admit?

The Prince & Me. *facepalm* I watched that movie in the theatre and afterwards I decided to head to England for vacation. I met up with an online friend there and eight years later, I’m happily married J

Q: What is one book everyone should read?

This is hard because everyone’s tastes are different. Hence the reason everyone has a favorite book. I personally love Mary Calmes’s books. They are so awesome. I’d have to say Change of Heart.

Q: One food you would never eat?

Black pudding. *gags* It’s a Northern England breakfast treat. YUCK YUCK.

QUICK ANSWERS

Favorite place?
Home with my hubby and cats.

Best christmas present?
Not having to drive to see my dad and family.

Favorite book?

Are you kidding me??

Favorite author?
Mary Calmes

Favorite smell?

My cats

Favorite series?
The Succubus series by Richelle Mead

Nickname?
Girlcat

Favorite writing spot?
Anywhere with no WIFI

Favorite movie?
Anything with Anne Hathaway

Favorite dish?
Katsu made from scratch. Yum!

Favorite color?
Yellow

Favorite quote?
“I got nothing.”

Favorite flavor of ice cream?
Pomegranate Pinkberry

Your best trait?
Strong willed

Your worst trait?
Flighty

GIVEAWAY

Lori will be giving away the winner's choice of a $25 GC to either Amazon, AllRomanceEbooks or Loose Id for both blog host with most comments and one randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

TO HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN THIS $25 GIFT CARD, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS COMMENT IN THIS POST.  OPEN INTERNATIONALLY!  GIVEAWAY ENDS APRIL 13TH 2012!

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!

83 comments:

  1. Thank you for the awesome chance to win-I love the answers! edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

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    1. Thank you for stopping by. I will have to thank the author for the patience she had to answer all of those.. :)

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  2. Sounds great! I am definitely interested in reading this book.
    Phaedracamille@gmail.com

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    1. Me too, Phaedra! Can't wait to read, after reading the hot excerpt.. :)

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    2. Thank you Phaedra, for your kind comment.

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  3. Hi thanks for the opportunity =3

    lisa211@gmailDOTcom

    P/s new follower

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    1. Thanks for the follow, Lisa! And thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Nice promotions! Sign me up. Book looks great!

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    1. :) Yeah, I have to agree. These type of promotions are getting great support from readers and authors.

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  5. Thanks for hosting this giveaway! (:

    thisgirlreads@gmail.com

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  6. Wow, that sounds like QUITE the book!! A bit too hot for my tastes! LOL I appreciate the "R" rated warning! That was cool!

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    1. That's author plan actually.. And yeah, its hot. :)

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  7. Wow...I know a few people to recommend it to...loved the interview really fun the one answer questions.
    m_c_v_egan@yahoo.com

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  8. i absolutely love this interview. i have glaucoma but i still have to read 2 -3 chapters before bed every night. i really liked the comment to favorite smell~cats. that had me howling because i never realized that my cats had a smell that i love. lol but thank you for the giveaway

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  9. Sounds like quiet the book. Its a little racey for me, but I enjoyed the peak! Thanks for offering a great giveaway.

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  10. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm looking forward to reading Soul Seduction! It looks really good. I agree with you on your favorite book answer lol. I could never answer that question either lol

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  11. I'd never eat Black Pudding either. I enjoyed the interview thank you.

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  12. Thanks!!

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  13. Thanks.

    pragyasharma_100@yahoo.co.in

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  14. sounds fascinating. I am enjoying following your tour.

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  15. This interview is great..and the excerpt is sooooo hot. I think I will buy this book..is this book out?

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    1. Hi There! Yes, this book is out. It's is available currently at Loose Id, Amazon and ARe.

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    2. Thanks, I was wondering about this too!

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  16. This book sounds very intersting ;) thanks for the chance

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  17. SOUL SEDUCTION....Gonna seduce all d souls....fascinating..... :)

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  18. This book is right up my alley! Thank you for a great review and giveaway.

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  19. Great post and give away. Thanks for the invite. Donna

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  20. I appreciate the chance to win a gift card. You can really get what you have been wishing for (on Wednesday, yet)! Thanks.

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  21. "Don't Try This at Home"? That's a great biography title. It conjures up all sorts of thoughts.

    I, too, like the smell of my kitty cats--that warm fur smell. And I have never had katsu. FIRST, I'll have to look it up and see what it is. Then I'll decide if I have to try it!

    Thanks for sharing the great excerpt.

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    1. Katsu is a Japanese breaded meat that comes along with a delicious katsu sauce. It's really yummy!

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  22. Well, I don't read erotic novels, but I have friends and family, who does. So, maybe I should inform them of this novel. :) And I like Ares too..tough guy!

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  23. That's so hot..a book that goes right to my TBR pile..

    Thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway.

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  24. I love all of Anne Hathaway's movies too - Get Smart, Ella Enchanted, ..... you name it! And what a hot excerpt..Great interview too!

    Vidya, I am new to this author and thanks for sharing..I am going to add her books to my TBR pile.

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    1. Thanks Ranjini, I hope you enjoy it!

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  25. Well, I am not a reader..but I try to, always. :) Thanks for the giveaway! I like the interview..especially the answers to the "Quick Answers".

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  26. Hi Lori, Yay for Anne Hathaway! And Vidya, awesome questions! I am going to steal some of them for my blog. BTW, Ritesh here,

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    1. Hi Ritesh, nice seeing you here. :) And thanks, I am always in search for some nice questions.

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  27. I think this is one heck of erotic novel... I have never read any novels like this.. But after seeing the EXCERPT I think, I may read this book..
    Then about the interview, the interviewer should have asked some more questions about author life.. Why am saying this means the one who has enjoyed his life very much can write a romantice novel like this.. Anyhow remember for the future...

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  28. Thank you everyone for stopping by and saying hi! I hope you all enjoyed the excerpt! :)

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  29. Thanks for the opportunity to win the gift card. I love the excerpt too and the interview.

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  30. Just popping in to say HI and sorry I missed visiting with you on party day!

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  31. Oh wow. My cousin loves this type of stuff, I'd totally let her have it after I read it! Thanks for the chance!

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  32. Sounds like a great book! :)

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  33. OOoooooh! This sounds good! Thanks for the awesome giveawsy!
    Ro.

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  34. Thanks for having this giveaway!
    thisgirlreads@gmail.com

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  35. This sounds good :)

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  36. That was an amazing excerpt and a great interview! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  37. Thanks for this giveaway. Nice promotions.

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  38. Interesting interview, the book reminds me somewhat of Buffy, I loved that series!

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  39. What well-framed questions! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  40. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  41. Thanks for the giveaway!
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    Dawn
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  42. Great excerpt and interview!

    Thanks for informing us of the gift card giveaway!

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  43. Wow, the excerpt had thrown me away..thank you for sharing.

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  44. Thank you for taking the time to post :)

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  45. Finally someone with good answer to "favourite book" :D
    Disincentive @ (read, watch, listen) - reviews

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  46. Thanks for sharing the book and the post. I need to read this one for sure
    masugr at yahoo dot com

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  47. looks like a great book, thanks for posting this.
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  48. Thanks for the international giveaway!!

    sweety225(at)rocketmail(dot)com

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  49. Sounds like a good one to go for... especially from the Excerpts posted... Thanks fort he review and the give away:)

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  50. what a great interview!!!


    thx for the giveaway

    karlaihdez(at)gmail(dot)com

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  51. MY GOD this book sounds GREAT! Fantastic excerpts! Def going to check this out! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway too!!!
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  52. Hahah, I like your response to "Favorite Book?". I think we all would say that! ;)

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  53. thx for the chance to buy this book (with the GC
    diannaandpaul@yahoo.com

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  54. This sounds pretty good!! I'm gonna have to check it out... and I love the response to "favorite book", it's hilarious and I completely agree with it!!!!
    Steph @Steph's Book Corner
    redwinesm@gmail.com
    :)

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  55. Great interview. Looks like an equally great book. I'd love to win.
    Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

    ~Steph
    soklad82@hotmail.com

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  56. Great Interview and the book sounds like a great read. Thanks

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  57. Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us today. I am definitely intrigued by Soul Seduction :) and appreciate the lovely giveaway opportunity. I really have to find me some Pomegranate Pinkberry ice cream - it sounds awesome and I have never heard of it LOL My son just told me that Pinkberry is a place and the pomegranate is the flavor - color my face red and giggling ;)

    dz59001[at]gmail[dot]com

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  58. I love the interview!! And the excerpt! I can't wait to read it. Thank you for the giveaway.
    Congrats on your new release, Lori!

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  59. Awesome interview!! Very informative write up/expert. The book sounds amazing!!

    http://www.scatteredmusings.net/2012/04/julep-maven-klout-blogging-lingo/

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  60. I enjoyed the interview and review.
    Thanks for the chance to win an amazing gift.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

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  61. Great interview.Thank you for the givaway.
    silvana.veli@gmail.com

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